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Man suffers minor injuries from plane crash west of Spearfish

SPEARFISH (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a crash landing near a private airstrip west of Spearfish that left one man with minor injuries.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says 62-year-old John Widdoss of Spearfish and his passenger, Justin Bierschwale of Texas, were forced to land the Cessna 175 at about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Its front landing gear was torn from the plane causing the plane to skid to a stop in a hay field.

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